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State taking positive steps to stem wildfires

The DNR plan points to prescribed burns, thinning and the steady harvesting of small-diameter trees to help restore forest health.


Wet Western Montana weather makes prescribed forest fires difficult

A snowy winter and a wet spring in Western Montana are making it hard to conduct prescribed burns to reduce the risk of wildfires later in the year, federal forest …


Washington studying if prescribed burns help prevent wildfires

SEATTLE ) – Washington officials are conducting a pilot program to weigh the benefits of prescribed burns in preventing wildfires. The Seattle Times reported that the state Department of Natural …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 3:41 p.m.

Colville Forest turns to timber company to lower fire danger

In a pilot project that has attracted national attention – and some controversy – the Colville National Forest has turned to a timber company to help it restore the forest.


Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


Controlled burns planned in North Idaho

Federal officials plan to set fires on up to 1,700 acres in North Idaho this fall as part of prescribed burning. The U.S. Forest Service has targeted 300 to 500 …


Prescribed burns could reduce carbon emissions, study finds

Western land managers could shrink the carbon footprint of wildfires by setting more prescribed burns, a new study says. Igniting small, controlled fires reduces fuel buildup in the forest, helping …